A Torrance youth ice skating coach was arrested by the LASD January 11th for molesting one of his students. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office charged 29-year old Donald Vincent with three felony charges including continuous lewd acts with a minor. The accusations of molestation were from a victim who came forward 5 years after the initial incident.
Vincent was employed as a coach at rinks all over the Southland; in LA, Riverside and Orange Counties. East/West Ice Palace in Artesia, Glacial Gardens in Lakewood, Norwalk Ice, Paramount Iceland, Skating Edge Ice Arena in Harbor city, Anaheim Ice, and Ice Town Riverside have all used Vincent as a coach.
According to an LA Sheriff press release, in December of 2012 a 17-year-old boy told a friend at a youth camp that he had been molested. The friend told another person, and they both encouraged him to come forward and report it to authorities. The victim told sheriff’s investigators that he was repeatedly molested by his skating coach at Vincent’s former Hacienda Heights home. The boy was between the ages of 12 and 15 at the time.
Vincent was arrested on January 11th, and charged with one felony count of continuous lewd acts with a minor and two counts of lewd acts with a minor aged 14 or 15. He is under $1,000,000 bail.
“He’s dangerous in the fact that we have one victim and we believe there’s potentially other victims out there,” said LASD Special Victims Bureau Lt. Carlos Marquez in an interview with KNBC.
Anyone with any information, especially related to additional victims is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips may be called into LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), texted to CRIMES (274637) using the letters TIPLA and the information, or through the lacrimestoppers.org website.
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